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Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.

Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.

Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.

Recent Articles
  • Great forecast for Zoobilation, but active weekend ahead

    Can’t beat this forecast!  Much cooler than last year and no rain until after midnight.  Enjoy the 70s and a refreshing breeze upon arrival with temps dropping back to the 60s after sunset. Great day for lunch outside!  Mostly sunny with a beautiful high of 76.  This will be a huge improvement from the rain and 60s we got stuck with on Thursday. Storms are expected this weekend.  On and off rain all day Saturday with strong storms possible, especially […]

  • Tracking rain and dropping temperatures

    Just a few showers moving through Thursday morning. You may have to click on your windshield wipers for part of your drive in.  Nothing widespread is anticipated at all today, but we could have on and off rain at any point through the afternoon and evening. Rain  totals will only be a few hundredths of an inch for downtown and south.  Slightly higher totals are possible north toward Muncie and Kokomo. A few more light showers will pop up throughout […]

  • Quiet and pleasant Wednesday; changes Thursday

    Enjoy this beautiful day!  The forecast is close to a repeat of Tuesday with highs in the upper 70s and dry. We’ll still brighten up, but I am expecting more clouds on Wednesday so we’ll call it partly to mostly sunny.  Temperatures should be in the low 80s this time of the year–we’ll be only a touch below that. Rain rolls in late Wednesday night and lingers all through the Thursday morning rush hour. The bulk of the rain will […]

  • Perfection for Tuesday, tracking much cooler ahead

    High pressure is back in control on this Tuesday morning!  That means we’ve got a gorgeous (I’ll say “perfect”) day ahead, but first we have to get through a chilly morning. Temperatures are some 20 degrees colder than yesterday morning.  We’re down in the 40s in Kokomo and Crawfordsville, so you’ll want a sweater for the early hours.  Once the sun rises, we’ll start to warm quickly. Sunglasses also needed for all that beautiful sun expected today.  Wear your sunscreen, […]

  • Tracking rain and comfortably cooler temperatures

    Scattered rain continuing to exit toward Ohio this morning. leaving us just with some wet roads for Monday morning’s rush. Additionally, it’s a little hazy with some patchy fog. Not limiting visibility too drastically, though. Notably we will be well below our average high today! Climate records show that our high for June 10 is normally around 81°, but Monday should only top off around 73 and that won’t be until late in the afternoon. No complaints here, though, because […]

  • Tracking rain for a wet weekend

    A few showers dropped rain on Bloomington early this morning, but those have fizzled out and we’ll be left dry and warming quickly for the rest of the day. It’s the second morning in a row that we’ve got fog to deal with for the morning commute. We’ve got a northeasterly breeze to start off our Friday morning and that’s making it feel a little on the cool side.  Still, dress for summer!  We’ll heat up quickly. Breezy and warm […]

  • Foggy start to Thursday; quiet end to week

    Fog is limiting visibility for some of us this morning.  The most dense fog has been spotted east of the city from Shelbyville to Franklin to Muncie.  Areas around Indianapolis have gotten hazy. The average high this time of the year is 79° but Wednesday’s high soared to 87°.  When the front slid through, though, we dropped sixteen degrees in one hour!  If you were outside, you certainly noticed that drop. We can’t rule out a sprinkle or two later […]

  • Strong storms possible Wednesday afternoon

    Storms are sliding through northern portions of the state Wednesday morning and a few showers are possible in central Indiana throughout the morning. We will see another round of storms fueling up this afternoon.  We could see storms as early as 3 p.m. with the bulk of the storms getting to Indianapolis between 5-7 p.m. Today’s storms could be strong.  We’re included in a Slight Risk from SPC. Hail and strong damaging winds are my main concerns with today’s storms, […]

  • Tracking light and spotty rain Tuesday morning before hefty storms arrive

    Just a few raindrops this Tuesday AM but most of us will stay completely dry for Tuesday. Temperatures will get even hotter than they did on Monday with highs soaring into the low 80s.  The average high this time of the year is in the upper 70s, so we’re just a touch above average. Want to have lunch outside today?  Do it!  Gorgeous lunch hour as we cross over into the low 80s and enjoy sunshine.  We’ll also have a […]

  • Perfect weather for Monday before more rain arrives

    We have had an abundance of rain this season with our annual accumulation nearly four inches above the average. We have another 1-2 inches of rain expected by the end of Friday, so much more rain still on the way in the very near future. The good news is that we get a little bit of a break with nothing but sunshine for Monday.  Accompanying that beautiful blue sky will be low dew points, so no humid feeling in the […]

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